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The head of the Organisation of American States has said he found no willingness in Honduras' interim government to restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya. Jose Miguel Insulza said that unfortunately, in Honduras the conditions are not there for Zelaya's return.
World Bank group president Robert B. Zoellick underlined that Latinamerican largest countries are better prepared to face the world crisis, based on strong budgets and primary surpluses and the development of effective social policies.
Uruguay’s main opposition party performed much better than anticipated according to official results of last Sunday’s primary elections for the nomination of presidential candidates for October’s elections.
Honduran interim president Roberto Micheletti rejected Wednesday an ultimatum from American governments to reinstate ousted leader Manuel Zelaya to the presidency. The ongoing political crisis has sparked new protests in the capital Tegucigalpa which is under military curfew.
Ricardo Martinelli, the multimillionaire owner of a supermarket chain, was inaugurated as president of Panama on Wednesday. National Assembly President Jose Luis Varela performed the swearing-in and placed the presidential sash on Martinelli, a pro-business conservative who in May defeated a candidate from the ruling center-left party.
Unemployment in Magallanes Region, extreme south of Chile surged to 6.3% in the March-May quarter which is more than double the same period a year ago, 2.6%, and higher than the previous immediate quarter, 5.8%, according to the latest release from the regional Statistics Office.
Chile’s Inter-ministry Committee of Hydro Resources thinks it has the solution for the water shortage problems facing the northern city of Copiapo (Region III).
The Peruvian Congress was unable to muster the necessary votes to censure Prime Minister Yehude Simon and Minister of Interior Mercedes Cabanillas over the recent violent clashes in the Amazonia region which left scores of dead both among policemen and the protesting indigenous communities.
Honduras president Manuel Zelaya offered a deal Tuesday to the military leaders who ousted him - he'll quit in January if allowed to return and serve out his term in office.
The Honduran president ousted by a military coup and forced into exile has said he will return home on Thursday. Speaking in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, late on Monday, Manuel Zelaya said: I go to Tegucigalpa on Thursday. I'm the elected president, I will fulfil my four-year term.